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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 04:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,486
Posted By _cy_
switched from Gerbing hard wired dual heat...

switched from Gerbing hard wired dual heat controller to First Gear wireless Heat-troller end of last season. didn't really trust the new wireless gear yet so I still carried the hard wired version. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,486
Posted By _cy_
but get a heated jacket so your arms stays warm...

but get a heated jacket so your arms stays warm with wiring to support heated gloves.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,486
Posted By _cy_
this is why I've still not seen anything better...

this is why I've still not seen anything better than the original Gerbing heated jacket/pants with wires running all over (not microwire) inside an insulated garment.

original Gerbing jackets...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 295,593
Posted By _cy_
highly recommend going with Optimate Lithium...

highly recommend going with Optimate Lithium LiFePO4 charger .. reason is simple Optimate works with all 12v LiFePO4 with or without balance ports. Optimate is the only charger that I'm aware of that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-26-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,647
Posted By _cy_
sorry for your loss ..

sorry for your loss ..
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By _cy_
if you don't mind non stock options .. ...

if you don't mind non stock options ..

https://www.mikekirk.org/wordpress/wp-content/gallery/motorcycles/part2_10.jpg

fishing weights .. ream them out a littlle with a drill bit and cut them...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 821
Posted By _cy_
here's an under tank brake master cylinder...

here's an under tank brake master cylinder rebuild tutorial with all the major gotchas covered. like how to source oring that sits between tank and cylinder, braking ratio, painting frame, cable...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,031
Posted By _cy_
congrats on a successful score .. looks like I...

congrats on a successful score .. looks like I was wrong about the 4k lbs :deal

...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,031
Posted By _cy_
had a hunch that would be the case .. my...

had a hunch that would be the case ..

my little 17.5 ton press is plenty for me .. it's built heavier than most asian presses rated for twice the tonnage.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,486
Posted By _cy_
the older Gerbing heated jacket/pants without...

the older Gerbing heated jacket/pants without microwire are the best by far.
there's been problems with some microwire jackets putting blisters on folks resulting in a recall.

there's been...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 14,271
Posted By _cy_
one valid complaint about motoport mesh kevlar is...

one valid complaint about motoport mesh kevlar is how bulky the suit is. almost impossible to compress into anything small.

reason why Motoport mesh kevlar so bulky is simple .. all the armour...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 14,271
Posted By _cy_
quit distorting things .. it's not necessary and...

quit distorting things .. it's not necessary and anyone can see through it pretty quick. again the only suits that I'm aware of that Motoport custom mfg/fit are Kevlar suits. since we have been...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-23-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,843
Posted By _cy_
to clarify .. if you install a large enough...

to clarify .. if you install a large enough actual AH Shorai, my experience is dead nuts reliable performance even during cold winters on test mule BMW R80G/S with carbs. Shorai LFX21 (7AH) cranked...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 14,271
Posted By _cy_
since Motoport only makes custom kevlar suits and...

since Motoport only makes custom kevlar suits and they are synthetic .. I'm incline to believe he's referring to custom kevlar suits. unless you can come up with other mfg offering custom kevlar...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 14,271
Posted By _cy_
OK .. who else besides Motoport is offering true...

OK .. who else besides Motoport is offering true custom make to fit Kevlar mesh motorcycle suits? .. not talking about ready made mesh kevlar suits like a few mfg like Klim are now starting to...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 14,271
Posted By _cy_
errr ... those are not random statements .. true...

errr ... those are not random statements .. true other folks are now starting to make mesh suits but not aware of anyone else making custom to fit kevlar mesh suits besides Motorport.

the second...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By _cy_
yup have done all sorts of measurements in terms...

yup have done all sorts of measurements in terms of actual load delivered to battery at low temps.

all you have to do is watch how many amps battery accepts during charging. milliamps currently...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 295,593
Posted By _cy_
LiFePO4 typically will crank your starter...

LiFePO4 typically will crank your starter stronger due to higher operating voltages and greater peak amps delivered. but starting requirements is not the only metric that counts. AGM full 12.85v .....
Forum: Orange Crush 11-22-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,843
Posted By _cy_
it's all but impossible to determine what actual...

it's all but impossible to determine what actual AH is without doing a discharge test. there's so many new batteries coming out, then factor in Shorai changing actual AH with same LFX18 label.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,373
Posted By _cy_
congrats and very nice R/R ..

congrats and very nice R/R ..
Forum: Orange Crush 11-22-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,843
Posted By _cy_
what model Shorai did they give you and what...

what model Shorai did they give you and what model failed first?
you cannot go by pb/eq which means little to nothing. CCA using lead acid voltage drop to measure LiFePO4 means squat ...

the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-22-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,468
Posted By _cy_
another vote for an inspection camera ... now...

another vote for an inspection camera ... now days they are fairly cheap $79 for Rigid at homedepot
...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,125
Posted By _cy_
on the bottom of airlist emails is a statement...

on the bottom of airlist emails is a statement about how little changes for airheads.
that's generally true ... but battery technologies has moved on ... new charging and electronic ignition...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 295,593
Posted By _cy_
your stock AGM battery is tiny at 6 AH and only...

your stock AGM battery is tiny at 6 AH and only weights 4.5 lbs... you would save about 2lb or not worth effort or $$$.

personally I'd stick with a stock AGM.. unless saving 2lb is worth the $$$ ...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By _cy_
most heated gear controllers use pulse width...

most heated gear controllers use pulse width modulation .. which will not effect charging or battery life.

to keep tab of greater current demands for cold weather .. measure your battery's state...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 295,593
Posted By _cy_
most heated gear controllers use pulse width...

most heated gear controllers use pulse width modulation .. which will not effect charging or battery life.

to keep tab of greater current demands for cold weather .. measure your battery's state...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 295,593
Posted By _cy_
the topic of internal resistance in batteries...

the topic of internal resistance in batteries brings out the dreaded .. Glazed Eyeball alert :eek1

internal resistance is the gate keeper that limits discharge currents for PB not so much for...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By _cy_
the topic of internal resistance in batteries...

the topic of internal resistance in batteries brings out the dreaded .. Glazed Eyeball alert :eek1

internal resistance is the gate keeper that limits discharge currents for PB not so much for...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By _cy_
that's correct but this would only effect LiFePO4...

that's correct but this would only effect LiFePO4 when battery is almost dead. after bike starts almost dead LiFePO4 is sucking down all the amps delivered to battery. 4C is the max charge rate for...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By _cy_
not really .. electromagnet charging systems only...

not really .. electromagnet charging systems only puts out what's needed vs permanent magnet system will pretty put out at full tilt all the time. excess voltage is shunted to ground.

stock...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By _cy_
not everyone has the same power demands ... say...

not everyone has the same power demands ... say one wants to run big honking lights for safety on night runs.
what if your better half also wants to run heated gear? what if you need to bring along...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By _cy_
that is correct provided charging voltage is...

that is correct provided charging voltage is 14.1v or slightly higher, assuming you are running AGM. be sure to keep tabs on state of charge by measuring resting voltage the next morning before you...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By _cy_
forgive me if I put in a shameless plug for...

forgive me if I put in a shameless plug for Greg's 800 watt alternator upgrade. which easily is the best aftermarket alternator for airheads available today!!!

stock airhead alternators works...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By _cy_
that's true for slosh or FLA batteries but not so...

that's true for slosh or FLA batteries but not so much for AGM/LiFePo4 .... but the number of folks still running FLA are getting fewer. AGM has gotten so cheap it's become the defacto standard.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By _cy_
why don't cha quote the next sentence too that...

why don't cha quote the next sentence too that puts it into context? the entire reason for below example was to illustrate that with little as a 12AH AGM .. if one starts off with a fully charged...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 295,593
Posted By _cy_
yes do keep track of voltage with heated gear but...

yes do keep track of voltage with heated gear but what's really important is correct charging voltage, as that's what determines rate amps are pushed back into battery.

let's say your AGM is...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By _cy_
yes do keep track of voltage with heated gear but...

yes do keep track of voltage with heated gear but what's really important is correct charging voltage, as that's what determines rate amps are pushed back into battery.

let's say your AGM is...
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 295,593
Posted By _cy_
pretty slick Maxwell ESM or engine start module...

pretty slick Maxwell ESM or engine start module which acts exactly like a start capacitor for AC motors. output voltage is a bit higher at 15v to 16v at the rated 3 seconds.

note these are not...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By _cy_
when using muriatic acid, vinegar, acetic acid,...

when using muriatic acid, vinegar, acetic acid, etc. basically all hydrochloric acid in different strength and one of the best rust removers known.

after acid strips off rust, metal become...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 295,593
Posted By _cy_
don't worry about keeping your voltage up all the...

don't worry about keeping your voltage up all the time. what's important is your charging voltage. assuming your meter is correct, 14.1v is optimal for a stock system. to improve charging switch to...
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